Special Notes Inside
[details=Spoiler]I’ll be changing the thread title to reflect new beat-em ups that might be out or are soon to come out or ones that might just be all the rage in the discussion at the time (like if we find ourselves discussing the merits of all the characters in Aliens VS. Predators).
2nd Post includes a player list to make it easier to find people to play with online. A lot of these games are getting kind of old so you might have trouble finding a friend.
A drop dead gorgeous beat-em up game came out a week ago called Dragon’s Crown. It’s a beat-em up. It’s awesome.
This week on XBLA a new beat-em up from Ska Studios came out. It’s called Charlie Murder and it has rpg elements and high difficulty.
At the end of the month the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a brand new 3D beat-em up coming out. Here’s a video. It looks like a lot of fun actually.
Guacamelee came out earlier this year on PSN and is due on PC next week. It’s more of a platformer metroidvania style game but have you seen some of the sweet luchador inspired moves you can pull off?
Point I’m trying to get at gang is that the beat-em up genre is very much still alive and we at SRK love the pixely/polygonal fuck out of them. So since not every one of them will be as popular as Dragon’s Crown why not have a thread where we can talk about them all. If they have online support we can use this thread to set-up games too.
I also believe that games like Batman’s Arkham series, Ninja Gaiden/DMC/God of War, and God Hand for examples, count as beat-em ups too despite being quite different from one another and what we consider the traditional ones. Some of these games will have their own threads. Some will have door nail dead threads that really need to be revived necessarily to be brought back up again. If you find yourself talking about games like these too that’s fine. They have a place.